The Golden Knight

Bayard Rustin High School

September 8, 2021

Dear parents and families,

Week 2, and we are rolling!

The week of school has been outstanding, albeit with an unexpected day off! The students are clearly overjoyed to be back in school with their friends and teachers, and their energy and smiles have made all the difference!

Please continue to check our school website and your email for important updates. Within this week’s newsletter, there are a number of fundraisers and service activities in which I hope you will participate. Please also continue to check our website for updates.

Rustin homepage:

Hope to see you out at an event very soon!


Mike Marano

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For all students with Late Arrival

  • You do not need to attend Homeroom on days when you have Late Arrival.

  • We will initially mark you absent in Homeroom, but it will be removed later assuming you attend school that day.

  • When you arrive at school, please enter through the Main Office and sign in at the Attendance Office.

  • After you sign in at Attendance, we’ll remove the Homeroom absence in PowerSchool.

  • If you don’t sign in at the Attendance Office, the Homeroom absence won’t be removed.

  • Please check in with your Homeroom teacher a couple of times per week in case there are physical items you need to pick up.


Get your Tickets for the Fall Sporting Evening Events: Football, Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Soccer

Purchase season passes or single game passes for our evening fall sporting events at Rustin High School through PaySchools Events through the WC Bayard Rustin High School Athletics Online Ticketing System. All online tickets purchased will be scanned at the gate for admission.

Please note that cash tickets will still be available at the gate this year for events.

Mums to support Rustin Boys’ Soccer team!!

Mums are available straight from the farm in one gallon pots. They are huge and healthy!!!! A picture is in the google link. Plants are $12 each. Colors available are: Orange, Yellow, Red, White, Pink/Purple (shade depends on temperature)

Please email your orders by Friday, Sept. 10th to

Pick up will be Saturday, Sept. 18th at the Turf stadium at 12 noon.

Gyms Shirts

Gym shirts will be sold in the school store during HR, the beginning of 1st period and lunch periods within the next few weeks. Students will be notified once shirts are available. Gym shirts are $15! The school store takes cash and checks made out to “WCASD”.

PTO Update

The PTO is in need of volunteers to serve on the board and help with various committees.

Please contact Sandi D'Alessandro if you can help!

Student Rights And Responsibilities

2021-22 RHS Student Handbook

For Rustin specific policies and procedures, bell schedules, and a summary of attendance procedures.

WCASD 2021-2022 Discipline Manual

For district policies, students rights and responsibilities, and the code of conduct.

ARAMARK Food Services

The WCASD is once again providing free options for breakfast and lunch for ALL students this year! Students will still have to enter the line and use their PIN, but ALL students will have free options. There will also be additional items available for purchase. For more information, please visit the Food Services website

September Calendar

September 6: Labor Day (No School)

September 7: Rosh Hashanah (No School)

September 16: Yom Kippur (No School)

September 29: Parent Open House 6:30 PM

September 30: Two-hour delay / 9:30 AM arrival for students (teacher in-service)


On Friday, July 23, the Rustin Cross Country Team held its first “All-Knighter '' where 36 Rustin students & alumni on 4 teams competed in a 12 hour continuous relay event on the track starting at 8 pm and ending at 8 am Saturday morning. The winning team ran over 100 miles overnight and all 4 teams collectively ran almost 400 miles. The event raised $300 for Safe Harbor of West Chester

Sophomore Madison Vassilokopoulos was chosen as a young ambassador for the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation last December. Lundqvist was a longtime goalie for the New York Rangers. As part of this honor, Madison is now doing her final service project. Madison has chosen Valley Youth House, which is such an impressive and important local charity. Attached is the link which describes their mission. All funds go directly to Valley Youth House.

Student Schedules for 2021-22 School Year

If there is an error with your student’s schedule, please complete this SCHEDULE ERROR FORM. These forms will be processed by counselors and administrators as quickly as possible leading up to the start of school.

  1. Errors could include too many or too few credits, a blank period, or clerical errors.
  2. Please use the Schedule Error Form in lieu of emailing administrators or counselors with the issues, as this will help us address all issues most efficiently.

Contact Information

Principal: Dr. Marano 9th grade

AP: Dr. Fields 11th grade

AP: Dr. Lunardi 12th grade

AP: Dr. Eagles 10th grade

AD: Mr. Landgraff

Main Office: Sarah Kelly

Attendance Office: Donna Subers

Guidance Office: Kathy Hoffman & Jen Dougherty

Nurse’s Office: Charlene DiRocco

Counselor contacts

Ashley Ainsworth (A-Da):
Shaz Brown (De-Hy):
Grace Barry (Ia-McG):
Bobbie Crowe (McH-Sca):
Tim Bryan (Sch-Z):


RHS Website

Please check our website for the daily schedule and continuous updates and information!